Healthy Eating


Benefits of Healthy Eating

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Video: Eating Healthy Helps Me Live Well with Dementia

This video titled “Eating Healthy Helps Me Live Well with Dementia” talks about some of the benefits of healthy eating experienced by people living with dementia. This video was produced by the DREAM Team.

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DREAM Handout: A Guide for Healthy Eating and Drinking

This handout shares ideas to help people living with dementia and care partners make healthier food and beverage choices.

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Dementia-Inclusive Mealtimes

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Video: Eating Together Brings Me Joy with Dementia

This video titled “Eating Together Brings Me Joy with Dementia” discusses how small supports and adaptations can help support inclusion during mealtimes. This video was produced by the DREAM Team.

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DREAM Handout: Strategies for Mealtime Challenges

This handout describes some mealtime challenges that may be experienced by people living with dementia, and strategies to overcome them to make mealtimes successful and enjoyable.

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Additional Supports

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DREAM: Learning Manual for Service Providers

This manual will help service providers develop knowledge and skills for engaging with people living with dementia and supporting inclusive physical activity, healthy eating, and other wellness programs.

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Canada’s Food Guide

Canada’s Food Guide provides guidance on healthy eating and drinking for Canadians of all ages.

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DREAM Handout: Strategies to Support Healthy Food Choices

This handout shares ideas to help people living with dementia and care partners learn strategies to access healthy food.

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DREAM Wallet Card: Nutrition Facts Table

This foldable resource helps people living with dementia and care partners make informed choices while choosing foods and beverages.

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DREAM Wallet Card: People with Dementia

This foldable resource is to help people living with dementia to communicate personal abilities, experiences, and preferences. This may help community service providers to understand and adapt their program appropriately.

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DREAM Wallet Card: People with Memory Challenges

This foldable resource is to help people with memory challenges to communicate personal abilities, experiences, and preferences. This may help community service providers to understand and adapt their program appropriately.

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DREAM Handout: Nutrition Risk Factors

This handout describes factors that make it difficult for people living with dementia to get, prepare, and consume the foods and beverages needed for health.

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DREAM Handout: Support for Nutrition Risk and Malnutrition

This handout describes the purpose and benefits of nutrition risk screening, as well as healthcare providers and resources that can support nutritional health.

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Meal Times

This document from the Alzheimer Society outlines tips and strategies for people living with dementia and care partners at mealtimes.

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Eating and Drinking

This document from the Alzheimer Society describes common challenges that people living with dementia may face while eating and drinking, and provides tips for care partners to use for support.

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DELIGHT

The DELIGHT program was developed to support the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia and their family care partners. The DELIGHT healthy tip sheets give information and strategies to help people living with dementia live well.

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Brain Food

This document outlines recommendations from the Global Council on Brain Health on nutrition and brain health for people as they age.

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Recipes from Canada’s Food Guide

This webpage from Canada’s Food Guide provides healthy recipes for Canadians of all ages.

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Recipe Resource for Healthy Aging

This webpage from the Research Institute for Aging provides recipes for healthy eating and aging, specifically for community-dwelling older adults.

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First Nations Traditional Foods

This document provides nutrition information for traditional First Nation’s foods.

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Indigenous Recipe Collection

This resource provides 12 indigenous recipes and stories with tips from the cook.

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Food and Nutrition

The Government of Canada offers advice on getting, preparing, and eating safe food.

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Harvesting and Processing Edible Wild Plants: Best Practices Guide

Ontario Nature offers advice on harvesting and processing edible wild plants.

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Serving Country Food in Government-Funded Facilities and Community Programs

The Government of Nunavut offers advice on serving country food in government-funded facilities and community programs.

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Hunting in Canada

Angloinfo offers information on hunting in Canada.

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KCI-NIWESQ Native Women’s Association of Canada Magazine (Issue #10)

Issue 10 from the KCI-NIWESQ Native Women’s Association of Canada Magazine discusses healthy eating, connection to land, and food access.

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